enlargement

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noun en·large·ment \ in-ˈlärj-mənt , en- \

Definition of enlargement

1 :an act or instance of enlarging :the state of being enlarged
2 :a photographic print larger than the negative that is made by projecting the negative image through a lens onto a photographic printing surface

Examples of enlargement in a Sentence

  1. Symptoms include enlargement of the lymph nodes.

  2. The plans call for an enlargement of the company's offices.

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First Known Use of enlargement

1540


ENLARGEMENT Defined for English Language Learners

enlargement

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Definition of enlargement for English Language Learners

  • : the act of making something larger or of becoming larger

  • : a larger copy of a photograph


ENLARGEMENT Defined for Kids

enlargement

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noun en·large·ment \ in-ˈlärj-mənt \

Definition of enlargement for Students

1 :an act of making or growing larger
2 :the state of having been made or having grown larger
3 :a larger copy of a photograph

Medical Dictionary

enlargement

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noun en·large·ment \ in-ˈlärj-mənt \

medical Definition of enlargement

:an act or instance of enlarging :the state of being enlarged
  • enlargement of the heart


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